Imagine a barren underwater “desert” turned back into a lush, healthy habitat in mere months! We talk to David Witting, with NOAA’s Office of Habitat Restoration, about a project to restore kelp off the coast of Southern California by a diverse group of coastal users, including fishermen and NGOs. After pollution and ravaging sea urchins destroyed the kelp forest, this project is bringing kelp forests back to life, benefiting all species within the ecosystem.
Everyday action: Stop pollution at the source. Keep trash and chemicals out of storm drains. This includes pet waste. Visit Thank You Ocean’s web page on water pollution to find out more.
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